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Brian Guettler wrote on August 3, 2022
I served with Gus at Kirtland AFB in the early 90's. His personality was infectious, I always looked forward to seeing him and on downtime listening to his stories. He and Claudia were wonderful (her and my wife were pregnant at the same time). He will be missed.
I served with Gus at Kirtland AFB in the early 90's. His personality was infectious, I always looked forward to seeing him and on downtime listening to his stories. He and Claudia were wonderful (her and my wife were pregnant at the same time). He will be missed.
Gene Johnson wrote on July 31, 2022
The 62nd Wing Commander, Colonel Brown assigned me to the McChord combatcontrol team as a civilian photographer in 1975. I met the then major Gordy at that time. He welcomed me to the team. He was an outstanding officer. I respected him very much. Rest in peace sir.
The 62nd Wing Commander, Colonel Brown assigned me to the McChord combatcontrol team as a civilian photographer in 1975. I met the then major Gordy at that time. He welcomed me to the team. He was an outstanding officer. I respected him very much. Rest in peace sir.
ROGER L. KLAIR wrote on July 28, 2022
I LOVE YOU BROTHER
I LOVE YOU BROTHER
Doug McClure wrote on July 19, 2022
I took the PAST with him. Till this day I have never seen someone display the no quit attitude that he displayed. We all showed up for the swim and Tracy didn’t tell anyone that he could barely swim. He got in the pool and tried but just kept getting on the wall until the cadre would yell at him at which time he would let go and sink. After a few times the cadre td him to get out. He just kept refusing. He must have drank 5 gallons of pool water that day. He eventually had to listen... Read more
I took the PAST with him. Till this day I have never seen someone display the no quit attitude that he displayed.

We all showed up for the swim and Tracy didn’t tell anyone that he could barely swim. He got in the pool and tried but just kept getting on the wall until the cadre would yell at him at which time he would let go and sink. After a few times the cadre td him to get out. He just kept refusing. He must have drank 5 gallons of pool water that day. He eventually had to listen and got out. Because of his heart and his no quit attitude he was allowed to come in the program as a casual and train until the class started. We all worked with him but is was not to be. He was offered another recycle and stayed around 4 more months. He did learn to swim enough to make it to week 4. However, as many remember, week 4 is when underwater confidence starts and the sharks (cadre) came out to play. He was quickly removed from the course. I lost track of Tracy after the OL-H but i was, and still am, reminded of his never quit spirit. Obviously, he continued to train went back to the INDOC course and graduated a few years later. He never quit on himself. He never said the words.
Nolan Hargrave wrote on July 4, 2022
We will be honoring TSgt Foxx at the Forward Air Controllers Reunion at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver, Colorado on October 18, 2022. Family members and anyone who knew him are invited to attend.
We will be honoring TSgt Foxx at the Forward Air Controllers Reunion at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in Denver, Colorado on October 18, 2022. Family members and anyone who knew him are invited to attend.
ROGER L. KLAIR wrote on July 2, 2022
BUDDY, YOU LEFT US TOO SOON AND I WISH I KNEW WHY ?? WE WERE GREAT FRIENDS AND TEAM MATES. GOD SPEED OLD FRIEND' ROG-I
BUDDY, YOU LEFT US TOO SOON AND I WISH I KNEW WHY ?? WE WERE GREAT FRIENDS AND TEAM MATES.
GOD SPEED OLD FRIEND'
ROG-I
Website Administrator wrote on July 2, 2022
[IMG_FpLIS6w.jpg] Profile photo from Facebook
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Profile photo from Facebook
Bill Kempner wrote on June 27, 2022
This was the 62nd MAW CCT . Probably mid 1978-I got there in Jan 1979. Top row, Howell, Barton, Carl____, ?Brawley, Col Brown,Kellim, Roger Novitzke(I think), Col Jay?(I think) Rhinehart, and Larry Choate
This was the 62nd MAW CCT . Probably mid 1978-I got there in Jan 1979. Top row, Howell, Barton, Carl____, ?Brawley, Col Brown,Kellim, Roger Novitzke(I think), Col Jay?(I think) Rhinehart, and Larry Choate
Dan Connell wrote on June 27, 2022
[IMG_NCTO0TG.jpg] Early 1962 at the end of a home leave after basic as he departs with our Dad for the flight to his post. [IMG_H1el9NI.jpg] In the Cub Scouts
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Early 1962 at the end of a home leave after basic as he departs with our Dad for the flight to his post.
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In the Cub Scouts
Richard A Jordan wrote on May 15, 2022
RIP Monkey...you were an awesome mentor and teammate.
RIP Monkey...you were an awesome mentor and teammate.
ROGER L. KLAIR wrote on April 26, 2022
OH FOR THE GOOD DAYS IN KEY WEST. GOD SPEED MY FRIEND, YOUR BUD ROG-I
OH FOR THE GOOD DAYS IN KEY WEST.
GOD SPEED MY FRIEND,

YOUR BUD ROG-I
Tom DeSchane wrote on April 7, 2022
Scott was one of the funniest persons I have ever met! The picture is from Desert Strom where he is working an LZ. [IMG_4SUkU4Z.jpg]
Scott was one of the funniest persons I have ever met! The picture is from Desert Strom where he is working an LZ. [IMG_4SUkU4Z.jpg]
Barry Semple wrote on April 1, 2022
John was my father and one heck of a human being! So many memories that make my heart ache and my pride swell. Thank you dad for giving me a compass and an ethic to live a meaningful life :)
John was my father and one heck of a human being! So many memories that make my heart ache and my pride swell. Thank you dad for giving me a compass and an ethic to live a meaningful life :)
Andy Hershberger wrote on March 31, 2022
Kathy Jones posted a picture of you and Mikey yesterday. You are both missed, but I'm sure you're both having a great time in Valhalla.
Kathy Jones posted a picture of you and Mikey yesterday. You are both missed, but I'm sure you're both having a great time in Valhalla.
John Drozdowski wrote on March 28, 2022
Major Johnson was my OIC and the detachment CO @ Mactan AB, PI 1967/68. A caring professional man who was an inspiration for our 12 man team. I am surprised that he passed so long ago. Wishing his family and friends the same memories that I have of him.
Major Johnson was my OIC and the detachment CO @ Mactan AB, PI 1967/68. A caring professional man who was an inspiration for our 12 man team. I am surprised that he passed so long ago. Wishing his family and friends the same memories that I have of him.
Ralph Humphrey wrote on March 25, 2022
When I think of CCT SSgt Naz comes to mind. My introduction to CCT at Keesler AFB 1982. He taught me the "T" in CCT. Hy
When I think of CCT SSgt Naz comes to mind. My introduction to CCT at Keesler AFB 1982. He taught me the "T" in CCT.
Hy
Ralph Humphrey wrote on March 25, 2022
Still thinking about you my friend, teammate and PT Beast. Hy
Still thinking about you my friend, teammate and PT Beast. Hy
Gene wrote on March 23, 2022
I'm met Rex when he was on the McCord team. About 1975. I thought he was an outstanding staff sergeant. He taught me several things that combat controllers did. Cross trained with the rangers at fort Lewis. He was made Romad of the year. God bless you Rex
I'm met Rex when he was on the McCord team. About 1975. I thought he was an outstanding staff sergeant. He taught me several things that combat controllers did. Cross trained with the rangers at fort Lewis. He was made Romad of the year. God bless you Rex
Paul Mullis wrote on March 21, 2022
Eikman was a great controller, instructor, and overall a good dude. My story with Eikman goes back to my days at OL-H. It was my second attempt after I sustained an injury to my hamstring and was recycled. I was one of "those kids" who got married right before enlisting and at the time had never heard of combat control or pararescue. My now ex-wife had convinced me that I needed to do something different, so I did the paperwork to drop and gave it to the class leader. By the time they returned from their morning run I had... Read more
Eikman was a great controller, instructor, and overall a good dude. My story with Eikman goes back to my days at OL-H. It was my second attempt after I sustained an injury to my hamstring and was recycled.

I was one of "those kids" who got married right before enlisting and at the time had never heard of combat control or pararescue. My now ex-wife had convinced me that I needed to do something different, so I did the paperwork to drop and gave it to the class leader.

By the time they returned from their morning run I had come to my senses, but the class leader had already given the paper to then MSGT Eikman. After a couple hours of the mud pit and other creative ideas Eikman came up with he said he would let me stay.

That he would hold on to the paper and if I dropped from a run, swim, anything, he would use the paper and boot my butt. On my final eval he was waiting for me on my swim with paper in hand.

When I finished and saw that I made the time he shook my hand and said "never allow anyone to change my mind from something I want to do or achieve!". He then handed me the paper and told me good luck.

In the picture I am the one to Eikman's left. I have another great picture of him and our graduating class on his vintage motorcycle (circa 1991).

I later ran in to 2nd Lt. Eikman when he and his team where in town at the 21 for training. I was crushed when I heard the news of his passing and was unable to get back to the states due to being deployed. RIP Brother!

Paul Mullis
Gene Johnson wrote on March 21, 2022
I knew him as the ncoic of the McChord Air Force Base team. He was given a silver star when he was the last to leave the airport in Vietnam in 1975
I knew him as the ncoic of the McChord Air Force Base team. He was given a silver star when he was the last to leave the airport in Vietnam in 1975